Shenton railway station

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Shenton
Location
Place Shenton
Area Hinckley and Bosworth
Grid reference SK396004
Operations
Managed by Battlefield Line Railway
Platforms 1
History
1873 opened
1931 closed for passengers
1965 closed entirely
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Coordinates: 52°35′59.00″N 1°24′55.00″W / 52.5997222°N 1.4152778°W / 52.5997222; -1.4152778

Shenton railway station is located about 0.5 miles from the village of Shenton, Leicestershire, England.

Shenton Station
Shenton Station Pottery
Shenton railway station in 2008

It is the current southern terminus of the Battlefield Line Railway, which runs to here from Shackerstone. The station is located at the foot of Ambion Hill and is actually the reconstructed Humberstone Road Station from Leicester. The original station closed in 1965 and was dismantled and relocated (except for a small lamp room that now serves as the Station Pottery).

The station is a former stop on the London and North Western Railway and the Midland Railway, who jointly operated the line between Moira West Junction and Nuneaton. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Market Bosworth   Battlefield Line Railway   Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way.". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).